Monday, 26 March 2012

The best muffin on earth!

Ok is everyone ready? I am about to introduce you to the world's easiest, tastiest, low cal muffin you will ever make! I came across this recipe on my usual browse of Pinterest and thought I would give it a try! The possibilities are endless! This recipe consists of only 2 ingredients:

1. A box of cake mix ( I used classic yellow)
2. A can of pure pumpkin ( the kind that is used in pies)

Mix these 2 ingredients together spoon into a muffin tin and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes! You can thank me later!!

You can also make this with chocolate cake batter or a spice cake mix, you can add in chocolate chips or raisins. You can ice them with cream cheese icing, or simply sprinkle some icing sugar on top. I chose to just leave mine as is and they are delish!!

My daughter is not a huge fan of pumpkin came home from school and ate 2 right away.

These are a definite keeper at our house!!

We are also trying a new super easy slow cooker recipe tonight I will post tomorrow about the results of that one :)

Friday, 23 March 2012

The most wonderful scent!!

Ok I wasn't planning on posting today but I had to come and tell everyone about a new Pin I came across this morning! It is a way to make your home smell wonderful, according to the Pin, the scent is the same as the one when you walk into Williams Sonoma, but since I have never been there I will have to take their word for it!

So here is what you do :

1. Fill a pot 2/3 full with water
2. Cut up a lemon and put the slices in the water
3. Drop in a tsp ( or more) of Vanilla into the water
4. drop in 3 sprigs of rosemary
5. Simmer

This combo releases the most wonderful scent into my whole house. You can continue to add water as needed throughout the day but even once I turn it off the scent stays for quite awhile! I am loving this!!


Thursday, 22 March 2012


We have all been in that moment in the car when we are in desperate need of something....a Kleenex, a diaper, Hand name it...So here is my attempt to fix this problem, I made the I-NEED-A-BOX, and here is a picture of my first attempt to make one...

Let me explain a little more....In this box is a few items that we occasionally are in need of when we are in the car. The best part of this is that you can add and change up items as you need to, there are endless possibilities. Here is a list of what I put in ours:

1. A diaper
2.Hand cream
3.Band aids
4.Some candies and lozenges
5.A packet of Sunscreen
6.A plastic grocery bag
7.Diaper cream
8.A roll of emergency toilet paper
10. Lip Balm
11.A 5$ bill
12.Wet ones

As I mentioned there are endless possibilities, since this pictire was taken I have added, some Advil, hand sanitizer and a hair elastic, you could add Snacks, a sewing kit, gum, anything that will fit! Now we just pop it into the car  and its there when we need it! I love this idea so much that I am thinking of making these and selling them! Now if only I could stop burning myself with the hot glue gun!

  Also just wanted to add that I cut and used my green onions last night and they were delicious! So the white tips are back in the water growing again :)

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Preparing for the move!

So as some of you may know, we are moving soon and even though our move in date will probably be closer to June I seem to be having trouble with the whole organization and planning of it. Something I like to think I am usually pretty good at however....

If there are two things that completely irritate me as a control freak, its:

1. chaos in my environment
2. not having enough time to finish a task completely.

Packing for this move has made those two factors very predominant in my life these past few weeks, and some days I feel like I get a little crazy! I did however warn my family and friends of the upcoming dangers and told them I didnt mean anything I said during this moving process..Ha Ha!

I think the thing that has surprised me the most is how much STUFF we have!! And I am purging as much as I possibly can, I really really am. But I have only really packed maybe half of our basement and I am overwhelmed at how many boxes I already have.

And you know I love my followers and readers because I would never share this picture with anyone else! And this is just half of our basement!!

The next factor is how difficult packing can be with a toddler! It seems whatever Mommy puts into the box, P likes to take out of the box. So my true window of opportunity is during nap time, the 2 golden hours a day that I have cram everything I cant get done when he is awake.

I know we will get there eventually and we wont be packing boxes forever.....Right ?!?

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Green Onions Re-birth!!

   So doing my usual morning browse of Pinterest, I came across a pin which informed me that you could potentially re-grow green onions from the small scraps that I usually throw out. Intrigued by both the idea that I can barely keep plastic plants alive and the idea to not have to run out to the grocery store everytime I need green onions (which is pretty often for us) I decided the concept was pretty simple and didnt require much work, which would lessen the disappointment in the case that they didnt thrive.... so here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Cut your green onions right down to the white part ( I left a little green showing)

Step 2: Find a small jar or Glass

Step 3: Insert white parts of green onions into jar or cup

Step 4: Fill with water until white part is covered

Step 5: Wait....

And the great part is you dont have to wait for long! Mine started growing the day after. And now after 8 days here are my onions!

Aren't they beautiful!!! Its also important to change the water every 2 days or so, one of the followers on Pinterest said theirs got really stinky and turns out not changing the water enough can do that!!

Also, to make my jar fancy I just made a quick label from a Word document and glued it onto my jar, who would have thought that Word would have pictures of Green onions in their clipart!! HAHAHA

Happy Onions!